Art Galleries Walking Tour of Wellington, Wellington

Wellington is considered the artistic capital of New Zealand. You will find many art galleries with amazing, mysterious and challenging displays. The collections are mainly of contemporary art. Take the tour below to visit some of the best art galleries in Wellington.
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Art Galleries Walking Tour of Wellington Map

Guide Name: Art Galleries Walking Tour of Wellington
Guide Location: New Zealand » Wellington (See other walking tours in Wellington)
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Sightseeing)
# of Attractions: 6
Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 3.1 km
Author: vickyc
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National Tattoo Museum

1) National Tattoo Museum

The National Tattoo Museum is a very unique museum in the South Pacific region. You get to see exhibitions of famous traditional Maori Tattoo, which brought international recognition to the country. There are collections dating back to 4,000 B.C. and also contemporary tattoo art.

Operation hours: Daily 12 pm - 5:30 pm (until 8 pm on Friday & Saturday).
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Enjoy Public Art Gallery

2) Enjoy Public Art Gallery

Enjoy Public Art Gallery was founded in 2000. It is a small gallery owned by an artist. Its temporary exhibitions are of contemporary work by young and well-known New Zealand artists, displaying mostly avant-garde art.

Operation hours: Wednesday - Friday 11 am - 6 pm; Saturday 11 am - 4 pm.
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City Gallery

3) City Gallery

The City Gallery in Wellington was first opened in 1980 in a different building. Built in 1940 in an Art Deco style, the gallery's current building originally housed the Wellington Public Library. The Gallery is set in the Civic Square. There you will see the best exhibitions of contemporary New Zealand art, as well as work done by international artists. The art displayed in its temporary exhibitions is extraordinary, and both challenges and captivates the visitors.

Operation hours: Daily 10 am — 5 pm.
Sight description based on wikipedia
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Avid Gallery

4) Avid Gallery

The City Gallery Wellington is an art gallery in Wellington. It was first opened in 1980 in a different building.

City Gallery mounts a changing programme of exhibitions and does not have a collection.

The education programmes focuses on delivery to primary and secondary schools in the Wellington region and nationally.

The facade of the building features ‘Fault’ an artwork by Bill Culbert and Ralph Hotere, which was launched in 1994.

Built in 1940 in an Art Deco style, the gallery's current building originally housed the Wellington Public Library - replacing the original red brick City Library building of 1893. In 1991 the Library moved into a new ‎Wellington Public Library next door.

Operation hours: Monday - Friday 10 am - 6 pm; Saturday 10 am - 3 pm.
Sight description based on wikipedia
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Academy of Fine Arts

5) Academy of Fine Arts

The Academy of Fine Arts is located in a historic building, in the center of Wellington. Its goal is to support the development of fine arts in New Zealand and to preserve works of art by local artists. It hosts original exhibitions of outstanding New Zealand artists throughout the year.

Operation hours: Daily 10 am - 5 pm.
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Millwood Gallery

6) Millwood Gallery

Millwood Gallery is located in the historic Tinakori Road Shopping Village. The gallery showcases a wide variety of works by New Zealand artists. The gallery also offers authentic paintings, prints and etchings for sale.

Operation hours: Monday - Friday 9 am - 5:30 pm; Saturday 10 am - 4 pm.

Walking Tours in Wellington, New Zealand

Create Your Own Walk in Wellington

Create Your Own Walk in Wellington

Creating your own self-guided walk in Wellington is easy and fun. Choose the city attractions that you want to see and a walk route map will be created just for you. You can even set your hotel as the start point of the walk.
Landmarks Walking Tour in Wellington

Landmarks Walking Tour in Wellington

New Zealand is a set of islands in the Pacific Ocean that was isolated from the rest of the world for many centuries. Wellington, the capital of New Zealand, is a city rich in history and culture as it is populated by immigrants from around the world. This self-guided tour will lead you through some of the outstanding landmarks of this magnificent city.

Tour Duration: 3 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 6.3 km
Wellington: Mount Victoria and Its Surroundings Walking Tour

Wellington: Mount Victoria and Its Surroundings Walking Tour

Mount Victoria is a hill, 196 meters high, in Wellington. It offers incredible views of the sea and the city, and there are some very popular attractions at its foot. This self-guided tour will lead you through the most special places of this part of Wellington.

Tour Duration: 3 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 6.3 km
City Orientation Walk

City Orientation Walk

Wellington, jokingly referred to as "Windy Wellington" for the strong winds blowing across the Cook Strait, is also said to be the “coolest little capital in the world”. The list of the local sights drawing tourists to the city in their thousands is long – from Lambton Quay with its iconic red Wellington Cable Car to Te Papa (the Museum of New Zealand) to Civic Square, home to the City Gallery, the National Theatre for Children and many other cool places of interest. To see them all (well, almost) in one go, try and follow this orientation walk!

Tour Duration: 3 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 5.7 km
Shopping Walking Tour in Wellington

Shopping Walking Tour in Wellington

Wellington can satisfy almost any shopping desire with its huge variety of shops. You can find fantastic and unique items here. For instance, there are many local designer shops where you will find stylists who can help you create your own specific wardrobe. This self-guided tour will lead you through the best shops in Wellington.

Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 2.8 km
Wellington: Petone Walking Tour

Wellington: Petone Walking Tour

Petone is the landing point of the first settlers to New Zealand. The distance from Petone to Wellington is about 10 km. The road leading there lies along the bay, offering splendid views. Petone is an exciting destination with several museums and churches. You can also take a walk on the wonderful pier. This self-guided tour will lead you through this historic region of Wellington.

Tour Duration: 1 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 2.2 km
Children's Attractions Walking Tour in Wellington

Children's Attractions Walking Tour in Wellington

New Zealand can be a perfect place to entertain your entire family. There are several playgrounds around the city and unique museums about the life of this remote archipelago. This self-guided tour will lead you to the most popular children's attractions in Wellington.

Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 3.0 km